Welcome to Friends of Wear It Australia

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On June 11, 2011, a mother’s worst nightmare unfolded when 14 year old Courtney Mae Simon went missing on Lake Macquarie – Australia’s largest coastal salt-water lake and twice the size of Sydney Harbour.

Courtney had set off at around 2pm in a four-metre tinnie with two friends, heading for one of the islands on the lake to camp overnight. The weather wasn’t good but they had made this trip many times before and, being young and confident, had few concerns for their safety.